From NHL.com's Arpon Basu:
If you ask the average hockey fan to name the top 10 scoring centers in the NHL, names will come fast and furious.
Sidney Crosby? No-brainer.
Steven Stamkos? Of course.
Henrik Sedin? Obviously.
But how many fans would know Tomas Plekanec of the Montreal Canadiens sits in a tie for eighth among NHL centers in points going into Thursday's games? Or that he was tied for 12th among centers last season, alongside such superstars as Eric Staal, Pavel Datsyuk and Vincent Lecavalier?
Probably not too many, and frankly, Plekanec doesn't lose too much sleep over it.
"Of course it would be nice to get the recognition, but I like it this way," Plekanec told NHL.com this week. "In Montreal you get that recognition every second of the day. So I wouldn't say it bothers me, but of course it would be nice."